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Production Mechanic

Company: US Sugar
Location: Savannah
Posted on: March 18, 2023

Job Description:

Job Description


  • This position is responsible for the overall operation and repair of the packaging machines.
    Primary Responsibilities/Essential Functions:


    Know and observe Plant Safety work procedures and rules, Environmental Practices and GMP guidelines.

    Maintains packaging line at acceptable levels of safety and housekeeping.

    Shutdown packaging lines if there is an unacceptable Safety risk.

    Report all safety issues and recommendations to supervision.

    Understand and follow proper procedures for all Lockout - Tag out - Try procedures for system including Packaging machine, conveyor system, sugar feed system, and all auxiliary equipment.


    Visually inspect bags being produced on machine for proper fold, sealing, weights, bag shape and overall product appearance.

    Complete all necessary Quality paperwork including hourly checks and deviation documentation.

    Shutdown packaging lines if there is an unacceptable Quality risk.


    Maintain proper housekeeping at packaging line.

    Run filling machine and auxiliary equipment; to include start-ups, shutdowns, emergency shutdown, jogging machine, major and minor adjustments, scale adjustments, adjusting pressures, sugar flow adjustments, fold adjustments, clearing jams prior to the palletizer and lane diventor at the unitizer.

    Run auxiliary equipment to include but not limited to: hot and cold glue machines, conveyors, magnets, kalfas bundler and trash compactor.

    Troubleshoot and diagnose all problems that occur on the Bosch machine and auxiliary equipment.

    Able to dismantle the machine and auxiliary equipment to gain access to problem areas and make repairs.

    Remove and repair worn or defective parts.

    Perform deep cleaning of packaging machines and auxiliary equipment on an as needed basis.

    Perform minor maintenance such as lubrication and setting adjustments.

    Replenish packaging supplies as necessary for continuous operation.

    Makes recommendations for modifications of the equipment to improve efficiencies.

    Participate in the team effort to improve performance.

    Change plastic and paper rolls, fill glue containers, replaces ink cartridges.

    Must understand and be physically capable of following all of the documented cleaning procedures for the machine where assigned.


    Participate in the team effort to improve performance.

    Ability to work overtime when needed.

    Perform any additional duties as assigned by the supervisor.

    Company Conformance Statements

    In the performance of their respective tasks and duties all employees are expected to conform to the following:
    • Perform quality work within deadlines with or without direct supervision.
    • Interact professionally with co-workers, Company business associates and the general public.
    • Work together in a cooperative spirit to serve the best interests of the Company.
    • Operate in a fully responsible manner and comply with the law and Company policy.Company SHE Primary Responsibilities
      • Understand and observe all Safety, Health & Environmental rules and procedures
      • Report or correct any unsafe act or condition
      • Report any chemical/fuel spill to supervision
      • Report any pain or discomfort to supervision
        Job Requirements


        • Education/Professional Certifications/LicensesThe following are the basic qualifications:
          • High school diploma or general education degree (GED)The following are the preferred qualifications:
            • Two years of college or technical schoolExperience

              The following are the basic qualifications:
              • Minimum two years of automated packaging experienceThe following are the preferred qualifications:
                • Three or more years of automated packaging experienceKnowledge/Skills/Abilities (including any physical demands)
                  • Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence.
                  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
                  • While performing the duties of this Job, the associate is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The associate is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The associate must regularly lift and /or move up to 50 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.The following are the preferred qualifications:
                    • Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
                    • Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other associates of the organization.
                      WORKING CONDITIONS

                      Equipment Used
                      • Computerized packaging equipment and metal detectors.Working Conditions
                        • While performing the duties of this Job, the associate is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts and fumes or airborne particles. The associate is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; extreme cold; extreme heat and risk of electrical shock. The associate is occasionally exposed to high, precarious places and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually very loud.Employee Supervision
                          • No supervisory responsibilitiesDecision Making/Accountability
                            • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.
                              This description supersedes and previous or undated descriptions for this position. Management has the right to add or change the duties for this position at any time.

                              Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

                              United States Sugar Corporation provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

                              This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. Associated topics: aerodynamic, boiler, brakes, catia, chassis, design, mechanic, mechanism, solidworks, vehicle

Keywords: US Sugar, Savannah , Production Mechanic, Other , Savannah, Georgia

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